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Gardening Classes Offered in Wilkes

Fall Gardening Classes at the Wilkes County Agricultural Center October 22, 2019 | 6-8 p.m. Starting your garden right: Introduction to Soils, Fertilizers, …

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Cooking Matters

Wilkes FCS is working with the Wilkes Community Partnership for Children to host a second Cooking Matters series for …

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Visit NC Farms App

The Visit NC Farms App has launched in Wilkes County. Participating assets are: Blake Farms, Call Family Distillers, Copper …

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Lunch & Learn : Farmers' Market 101

April 30, 2019 | 12:00 p.m. Cost $5 Wilkes County Agricultural Center Farmers’ Markets offer a variety of fresh, locally-produced fruits, vegetables, …

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Commercial Poultry Grower Meetings

Please join us for the 2018 Commercial Poultry Grower Meetings. Register here for the meeting you wish to attend. 3 hours …

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Tips for Making the Most of Silage

With the recent popularity of haylage production within the county, attention needs to be taken on handling, storage and …

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Growing Asparagus in a Home Garden

Asparagus has been considered a garden delicacy since Roman times. Any home gardener can grow …

Growing Tomatoes in the Home Garden

Much success in growing tomatoes can be attributed to use of a few proven techniques. …

Growing Herbs for the Home Gardener

An herb is any plant used whole or in part as an ingredient for health, …

Bean Sprouts and Other Vegetable Seed Sprouts

Sprouts from mung bean (Phaseolus aureus) have been used for food since ancient times. These …

Growing Vegetable Transplants

The growing media chosen to grow vegetable transplants should be sterilized to prevent seedlings from …

Mini-Gardening

Lack of yard space is no excuse for not growing a vegetable garden. Regardless of …

Weed Control in Vegetable Gardens

Weeds are unwanted plants in gardens that reduce available moisture, nutrients, sunlight and growing space …

Average Solar Radiation and Wind Information for North Carolina

Solar radiation provides the energy to warm our atmosphere and allow plant growth and animal …